Take Your First Look At MLB The Show 19 In A Bartolo Colón Trailer

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Take Your First Look At MLB The Show 19 In A Bartolo Colón Trailer

This brief look at MLB The Show 19 may sell you on a new cologne more than the game itself. Our first look at this year's game from Sony San Diego begins with a joke that ends up being a nice tribute to Bartolo Colón, a legend who continues to strike out hitters at the age of 45. He can also crush home runs, and make highlight reels for his glove. Colón is the first player we see featured in MLB The Show 19, and you gotta love it.

This teaser trailer also delivers information on what we can expect next in terms of timing. The game is slated to hit store shelves and PlayStation 4's digital marketplace on March 26. Before that, Sony is releasing the official gameplay trailer on February 5. We're hoping this messaging includes information on the steps Sony is taking to improve the online aspect of the game. Online play was a mess when it launched last year, and stability needs to be a key focus this year if Sony again intends to make it a destination for players.

Xbox Games With Gold Goes Rogue This February

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Xbox Games With Gold Goes Rogue This February

Like every month, Xbox is kicking off February with a new batch of free games for Xbox Live Gold members. You'll be getting two Xbox One games and two backwards compatible games. From February 1-15 you can snag a copy of Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon and Assassin's Creed: Rogue. Those are followed up by the original Xbox game, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy from February 16-28 and Super Bomberman R from February 16-March 15.

Rogue gave players a brand new character and really dived deep on the sailing mechanics from Assassin's Creed III and where Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is a throwback to Koji Igarashi's Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Curse of the Moon takes its inspiration from earlier Castlevania games on the NES and SNES.

Then later in the month you and a friend can take on the campaign in Super Bomberman R or choose your path as Jaden Korr in Star Wars Jedi Knights: Jedi Academy.

Farm Together Gets A Switch Release Date

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Farm Together Gets A Switch Release Date

Farm Together, the tractor-riding, crop-growing title by Milkstone Studios, will launch on Nintendo Switch this Friday.

Important news! Farm Together will be released on Nintendo Switch this Friday! https://t.co/L5oamrWZ3x pic.twitter.com/AcapJX4t3V

In Farm Together, you and up to 15 other players can lace up your boots and hit the fields together to grow your farm from a modest garden to an overflowing menagerie of crops and cattle. In our review, we called Farm Together "stress-free crop-growing fun" and said it's a great game for children.

BioWare Will Allow Sprinting In Anthem's Fort Tarsis

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BioWare Will Allow Sprinting In Anthem's Fort Tarsis

Fans who participated in the recent Anthem beta were taken aback by the absence of a sprint mechanic within the game's hub, Fort Tarsis. Mark Darrah, Anthem's executive producer, juxtaposed the slower pacing of the HQ zone with the speed of the greater open world. In an interview with GamesRadar, he explained the need to make players feel weak outside of their armor suits. 

Despite those original plans, BioWare is adding a sprint feature to Fort Tarsis for launch day. For all those frustrated by the mobility issues, your concerns have been heard and implemented! Anthem releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 22. Check out our interview with BioWare detailing ideas for the game's future and the studio's intentions to make more fixes based on player feedback. 

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EA's Madden NFL 19 Predicts Winner Of Super Bowl LIII

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EA's Madden NFL 19 Predicts Winner Of Super Bowl LIII

Is it the Los Angeles Rams or the New England Patriots? We'll never tell.

Okay, we'll spill the beans. It's the Rams. According to Madden's highly scientific system, which annually simulates the big game, the Rams score 30 points, which tops out the Patriots who only manage 27. Watch the full video below, which includes more fun predictions.

Before the playoffs, Kato also ran his own predictions useing Madden NFL 19, and ended up with a different winner. Read that column here

THQ Nordic Doesn't Exclude The Possibility Of Bringing Metro Back To Steam

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THQ Nordic Doesn't Exclude The Possibility Of Bringing Metro Back To Steam

Yesterday, Epic Games revealed the post-apocalyptic shooter Metro Exodus would be coming to the Epic Games store as an exclusive. As a result, the game was removed from other online stores, like Steam. However, the U.S. publisher of Metro, THQ Nordic, offered some additional context to the discussion in a series of tweets.

not want to categorically exclude the possibility of timed exclusives for any of our games in the future, but speaking in the here and now, we definitely want to have the players choose the platform of their liking and make our portfolio available to as many outlets as possible. pic.twitter.com/oOI52rLDAi

Those who already pre-purchased Metro Exodus on Steam or other digital platforms will still receive the game on February 15. However, pre-orders are no longer open anywhere other than the Epic Store.

EA To Stop Selling FIFA Ultimate Team Points In Belgium

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EA To Stop Selling FIFA Ultimate Team Points In Belgium

Electronic Arts has removed the ability of Ultimate Team players to purchase FIFA Points in its FIFA games (on all systems) in Belgium starting January 31.

FIFA Points is the in-game currency of the series' Ultimate Team mode that is used to buy randomized packs containing players and other items for the mode. Packs can also be bought with a separate Coin currency earned via gameplay.

The existence of FIFA Points created an ecosystem where players could spend real-money for a chance to get good players quicker than having to grind through matches for Coins.

NetEase Acquires Minority Stake In Quantic Dream

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NetEase Acquires Minority Stake In Quantic Dream

Chinese company NetEase has purchased a minority stake in Detroit: Become Human developer Quantic Dreams, infusing it with funds while allowing it to remain independent. Quantic Dreams co-founder David Cage says that the studio plans to make games for multiple platforms from here on out, and not solely for Sony.

This move increases NetEase's video game presence. In June the company purchased a minority stake in Bungie, and it's working with Blizzard on the Diablo Immortal mobile game.

Reports of a toxic workplace at Quantic Dream don't seem to have influenced NetEase's decision. Last summer an ex-employee won an employment case against the developer (which is being appealed), and one of the allegations was that lewd and racist photoshopped images of its employees were allowed to be circulated within the company.

Legendary Dragon Palkia Coming To Pokémon Go Raid Battles

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Legendary Dragon Palkia Coming To Pokémon Go Raid Battles

Pokémon Go fans, your journey to the very best just got a little bit harder. Palkia, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl's Legendary dragon with control over space, is coming to Pokémon Go in all his space-controlling glory. Starting today, you can go after the legendary all the way through February 28.

Attention, Trainers! The Legendary Water- and Dragon-type Spatial Pokémon, Palkia, will join Raid Battles across the world from January 29 at 1:00 p.m. PST to February 28 at 1:00 p.m. PST!https://t.co/k2xwdjTSjx pic.twitter.com/6b10OAUbs2

"With the ability to warp the very fabric of space and enough power to take on Giratina, Palkia is a Pokémon that shouldn’t be underestimated," developer Niantic writes in the accompanying blog post. "Be sure to assemble a team that includes Dragon- and Fairy-type Pokémon to take down this Legendary Pokémon before its special attacks overwhelm your team!"

Capcom Eager To Remake Resident Evil 3 If Fans Demand It

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Capcom Eager To Remake Resident Evil 3 If Fans Demand It

Way back in the late 90s, as development of Resident Evil 2 dragged on, Capcom also started development on other Resident Evil titles. Supposedly originally intended as a spinoff before series creator Shinji Mikami suggested otherwise, a partner title to Resident Evil 2 was also being made, starring Jill Valentine in the same city as Leon and Claire. Titled Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, the game was almost a supplement to Resident Evil 2 which was released just a year prior, and the two titles are closely tied together in people's minds. When Resident Evil 2's remake was announced, fans speculated that Resident Evil 3 is likely not far behind.

It turns out Capcom is thinking similarly, too, but is not quite ready to commit.

In an interview with Japanese website GameWatch and translated by GearNuke, Resident Evil 2 producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi was asked about the possibility of Resident Evil 3 now that its predecessor has released. Hirabayashi explains that they only did Resident Evil 2 because fans had been asking for it for so long, so they need fan permission to do Resident Evil 3.